Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tuvalu instead of United States, you would:
live 12.4 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Tuvalu, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.
be 42.5% more likely to be obese
In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people as of 2016.
make 93.6% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2017.
be 74.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3% as of 2010.
have 88.7% more children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tuvalu, there are 23.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 5.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 26.6 children do as of 2020.
be 43.5% less likely to have internet access
In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Tuvalu, about 49.3% do as of 2018.
see 99.9% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Tuvalu: At a glance
How big is Tuvalu compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.